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Monthly Planner August 2019

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FRIDAY, AUG. 2

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Brian Flye of Tryon Distributors for a complimentary wine tasting.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

1st Fridays on the Lawn

6 to 9 p.m.

Wilson County Public Library

249 Nash St.

The free concert includes food vendors, a kids’ zone. and rock music by Eagles tribute band Eaglewing. Organizers will be collecting school supplies as part of a donation drive to support Hope Station’s new Westview House family shelter. This event is also Wilson’s National Night Out event. Rain location is the Boykin Center.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

Sonoma Valley 2020 Informational Session

Noon

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Get information on the Sonoma Valley 2020 trip with host Joe Proto of Nomad Travel.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids: The Musical

2 p.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center

108 Nash St. NE

This performance will be the culmination of the two-week Sleeping Beauty Kids performing arts summer camp and will be staged by local campers. It’s Princess Aurora’s 16th birthday and her fairy friends must use all their magic to save her from the spell of the evil Maleficent in this adaption of the classic Disney animated film. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the door.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

Art Show

2 to 4 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Curran Lewis is featured artist.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

Road to Opportunity

4 to 7 p.m.

Reid Street Community Center

901 Reid St. E.

The kick-off event’s goal is to involve people from all walks of life in working on ways to strengthen our community. This is a free, family event with music, food, games, face-painting and prizes. For more information, call 252-243-4855.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

Guest Bartender with United Way of Wilson

6 to 9 p.m.

Brew Masters

Forest Hills Road

The United Way of Wilson will be taking over the bartending as it continues its 2019 fundraising campaign. A dollar per pint and all cash tips will be donated to the United Way, which partners with 15 local agencies. Guest bartenders will be Gabe Farris, Michael Stanford, Jerry Stancil and Nan Fleming.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

Tiered Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Steve Eudy of Empire Distributors for a tiered wine tasting.

TUESDAY, AUG. 13

Preschool Science Says

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Imagination Station

224 Nash St. SE

You’ll learn about trees through the story of the Lorax then plant trees in a recycled container to take home. For preschoolers, ages 2 to 5. It’s free and it happens every second Tuesday. Register online at https://scienceandhistory.org/events/trees.

FRIDAY, AUG. 16

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join host Jason Tippetts with Barrique Wines for a complimentary wine tasting.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Operation Backpack

9 to 11 a.m.

Fike High School

500 Harrison Drive

Backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to students in need on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at 8 a.m. The backpack distribution begins at 9 a.m. In order to receive a backpack, students must attend Operation Backpack and be enrolled in one of the 26 schools operated by Wilson County Schools. Families should arrive together in order to be together in the line. The donation deadline is Aug. 12. Contact amber.lynch@wilsonschoolsnc.net for more info.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

Hackney Library Open House

4 to 6 p.m.

Hackney Library Learning Commons

Barton College

For additional information, contact Ann Dolman, outreach and public services librarian, Hackney Library, at adolman@barton.edu or 252-399-6507.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

‘Mood Swings’ Exhibition Opening

5 to 7 p.m.

Barton Art Galleries

Case Art Building

Gallery talk is at 6 p.m. The exhibition features work by William Paul Thomas and runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 27. For more information, call 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join Pinot Gris Showdown for a complimentary wine tasting.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

8th Annual Music for Hope Concert

7 p.m.

First Christian Church

207 Tarboro St. NE

This year’s 90-minute concert will feature local musicians. A freewill offering will be received to support Hope Station’s new and on-going programs to alleviate homelessness and hunger in Wilson.

THURSDAY, AUG. 29

Game Night

6 to 9 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games and co-host 217 Brew Works will have game night, so come out for the fun.

FRIDAY, AUG. 30

Complimentary Wine Tasting

5 to 7 p.m.

Grapenuts Wine

3711-B Peppermill Drive

Join Grapenuts Wine for a casual complimentary wine tasting.

EVERY DAY

Eyes on Main Street

Historic Downtown

Wilson

Nash Street

The heart of Wilson will be transformed into a gallery of large-scale photographs by 100 prominent and emerging photographers from 43 countries. The outdoor exhibition on Nash Street focuses on the theme “Main Street, a Crossroad of Culture,” as interpreted by the individual photographers. This event will continue through Aug. 4.

Every Sunday

Dungeons and Dragons RPG

1:30 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

New players and all ages always welcome (those 13 and under require a parent or guardian to remain with them). For more information, call 252-281-5586.

every tuesday

Music Bingo

7 p.m.

Brewmasters

2117 Forest Hill Road

Join Brewmasters for five rounds of music bingo, a musical spin on bingo where players listen to songs and try to get bingo on their song name bingo card. Music bingo is free to play, and there are prizes to win.

every tuesday

Trivia

7 to 9 p.m.

Da Bayou

124 Barnes St.

Test your knowledge on a variety of topics on trivia.

every wednesday

Pilates/Yoga Fusion

1 to 1:45 p.m.

Dance Studio B

200 Nash St. E.

Gain strength, balance and flexibility with Stacy Matthews’ 45 minutes Pilates/Yoga Fusion class. The cost is $6 per session.

every wednesday

Family Game Night

6 to 8 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Family game night in the game loft. Take a family favorite or learn a new game. Choose from the library of demo games: cooperative, competitive or a combination of both.

EVERY Wednesday

Open Mic

7:30 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Local professional and amateur performers have the opportunity to show off their talents.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wilson Beer Runners Club

6:15 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

The Beer Runners Club runs every Wednesday in a route through historic downtown and returns to the brewery for cold craft beverages. New runners are welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Dart Night

6 p.m.

217 Brew Works

217 South St.

Darters and those who want to learn are welcome.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wine not Whine

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road

Every Wednesday is Wine not Whine at Brewmasters with $2 glasses of house red and white wine.

EVERY THURSDAY

Pints and Pizzas

Brewmasters

Forest Hills Road

Every Thursday is $4 pints and pizzas where Brewmasters serves up $4 pints of beer and $4 flatbread pizzas.

every thursday

HeroClix Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics and Fun

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

A $3 entry fee and all players leave with at least one new Clix to add to their team. New players and all ages are always welcome (those 13 and under require a parent of guardian to remain with them).

every friday

Magic Free For All

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Learn how to play Magic the Gathering Collectible card game at no cost. All players new to DreamDaze will receive a free deck of Magic cards so they can start playing right away.

every saturday

Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Store Tournament

6 p.m.

DreamDaze Comics Fun and Games

2801-1B Ward Blvd.

Battle it out for top player each week and bounty player of the month. A $5 entry fee includes 1 Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack of cards. New players and all ages always welcome (those 13 and under require a parent or guardian.)

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